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Don't be fooled by this story, it isn't all about chili, even 
though the chili's great. This is a story about a popular El 
Dorado restaurant that has a lot more to offer than what's on 
the menu. 

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That's what the 160 

students who apply for 

admission to the Nursing 

Program have to have. 

Only 40 are admitted. Find 

out why it's so tough to 

get one of those coveted 

slots in Butler's famed 

academic program. 




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photos by Jolw. 



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The golf team finished 

first in the conference, the 

baseball team tied for first, 

and the track team broke 

records left and right, 

Read all about it. 



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Grixxly Staff: Justin Hayworth is the Editor. Stephanie Ross is the Managing Editor. Laura Agee, Kristy 
Egbert, Karyn D. Haines, and Amy Train are our staff writers; Chris Lawrie is a staff photographer. John Morris and Mike Shepherd 
are our staff photographers and writers. Dave Kratzer is the advisor. Butler County Community College is located at 901 S. 
Haverhill Rd., in El Dorado, Kan. 67042 (316) 322-3893 (316) 322-3280. Our office is Room 104. Letters to the editor are encouraged. 

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Who says chivalry is dead? 

Tim Myers is Butler's Renaissance Man 

he Kansas Newman Renaissance Faire is a unique way to catch a glimpse of life as it was in 500 A.D. From 
the moment the Faire begins, the excitement never stops. Gypsies pass through the streets dancing. Jesters 
perform for the king and his court. Children run up and down the street looking for more interesting things 

to see. Men demonstrate fight- 
ing techniques to audiences 
and dancers entertain with folk 
dance. There are many interest- 
ing things to do at the Faire. 

Children of all ages 
can enjoy a 
unique ride on the 
back of a camel. The streets are 
lined with vendors selling jew- 
elry clothes and other fascinat- 
ing items from the Renaissance 
Era. 

"The Renaissance Faire 
relives history," Tim Myers, a 
Butler history instructor, says. 
"It gives people a feel for the 
Middle Ages." 

Myers knows first hand 
how interesting the Faire can 
be because for years he has 
attended the Faire religiously, 
dressing the part of the era as a 
knight. 

"Wearing this suit gives me 
a better sense of authority and 
a better understanding for the 




subject," Myers says. 



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Society for Creative Anachronism, focuses most of his efforts on the 
lives of these knights. 

"The knights had to live by a code of chivalry. They had to be loyal 
to the church, to their lord, serve society, tell the truth, be generous, 
and be loyal to their ladies," Myers explains. "To the knights, it was 
love above all else. This is where all the ideas of honor and romance 
come from." 

To keep his history classes interested in the era, Myers 
wears the suit of armor to fully exhibit the life of the 
knight. Myers says by wearing the suit it gives the class a 
vivid feel of the era. With his vast knowledge and interest in the 
Middle Ages, many people think that he was born in the wrong time. 
Myers says, sometimes he agrees. *Jff 



At top right, 
two knights 
of the Society 
for Creative 
Anachronism 
engage in 
battle protect- 
ed by their 
replica armor. 
In the photo on 
the left, a 
young female 
participates 
in a belly 
dance for the 
crowd's 
enjoyment. 
In the photo on 
the right, a 
man dressed 
as a wizard 
gazes down 
the street at 
all of the 
spectators 
who flocked 
to Kansas 
Newman in 
Wichita 
for the 
Renaissance 
Faire last 
spring. 



Story by 
Stephanie 
Ross, photos 
by Justin 
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the sky is 
still dark 




time the sun comes up, the grill at Susie's is already humming. 

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and stars twinkle in 

and out as the first 

light of the new day 

brightens the eastern 

horizon with it's dull 

palette of violets and 

yellows. Activity inside 

Susie's Chili Parlor has already settled into a steady, 

but comfortable rhythmic pace that will continue 

throughout the day and into early evening. A warm, 

friendly, glow from within the little concrete and red 

brick diner steadily streams out and onto the street 

accompanied by the enticing smells of the savory 

sausage, and the bitter scent of freshly brewed coffee 

being prepared inside. 

Susie herself is standing in front of the diner's 
large grill used to fry and cook many of the meals 
enjoyed by the regulars who drift in and out looking 
for good food, conversation, and an atmosphere that 
is as unique— and yet as familiar— as your mom's 
kitchen back home. I climb out of my little red 
Honda, and the screeching of locusts competing for 
space in my still sleeping ears becomes deafening. 

However with camera in hand I am soon 
heavy into what proves to be a delightful- 
ly warm and entertaining observation of 
some of what is good about people, community, and 
how Susie's has become a vehicle for keeping the 
spirit of small towns, and even smaller diners, alive. 
Located on Second Street, half a block west of Main, 
this little one-and-a-half room restaurant consists of 
an L-shaped lunch counter, 14 round stools cozily 
placed side by side around the counter, (four of 
which are non-smoking), some thick, heavy porcelain 
plates, coffee cups, and an active, friendly waitress 
named Judy. While smaller than some Wichita studio 
apartments, the small size only accentuates and con- 
centrates the rich, flavorful aromas of the main dish- 
es, homemade pies, varied earthy spices, and of 
course, Susie's secret recipe chili. " 

We have no real recipe. I just check it as I go 
and it usually turns out great," Susie 
Gillis, the renowned owner, says. "Every 
once in a while I find a recipe that I think would be 
good and I try it but by the time I get done adding 
things it doesn't always look like the same recipe." For 
less money than you would spend for popcorn and a 
Coke at a budget movie, Susie's will treat you to a meal 
as close to Kansas home cooking— Hell, this is Kansas 
home cookin'— and made from scratch, with helping 



sizes that are more than adequate to have you slowly wad- 
dling back to your car. Just like your mom would make... if 
she still cooked. On this particular day several choices are 
advertised, including hamburger steak and potato; ham, 
beans and cornbread; chili dog with fries; or a beef stew with 
a salad. For dessert, Susie has prepared seven fresh pies, 
including coconut cream, chocolate, pineapple cream, and a 
traditional apple. Looking over the assortment of golden 
crusts and peaked, creamy tops will add an inch to your 
waist before you can lift your fork. While the prices and 
value of Susie's are unquestionably good, it's what you get 
for free that makes this restaurant one of kind and a must 
stop for students, visitors and even visitors from New Jersey. 

Stories and good natured gossip blend pleasantly 
with the clanking of cast iron pots, the sizzle of 
hamburger patties on a flat, steel grill, and the bub- 
bly fizz of ice cold soda as it rushes from brightly colored 
aluminum cans and over cubes of crackling, clear ice. I'm 
not much of a conversationalist, favoring social interaction 
only when and where I choose, avoiding small talk and 
idle banter at all costs, but apparently at this little diner, 
eating quietly, and remaining a stranger are not allowed. 
In no time at all I am sharing pleasantries, and discussing 
topics ranging from the current success of Boeing, one 



man's missed photo opportunity (something about a pic- 
ture perfect hobo on a bridge in St. Louis), to the strange 
habit of eating ham and beans with a healthy dash of vine- 
gar ( apparently you don't have to be a Sooner to enjoy 
this treat). One of our own, instructor Bill Bidwell, is a 
favorite regular at Susie's and stories abound about his 
exploits and adventures. But the regulars of this restaurant 
are not members of some stuffy old coffee club, and all it 
takes to be a part of this family is a seat at the counter. 

If you have never sat, listened and enjoyed the com- 
pany of a bunch of down-to-earth, everyday people, 
in a small town diner surrounded by the sweet 
smells and comforting sounds of great food and warm, 
light conversation, then Susie's is a must. With a name like 
Susie's Chili Parlor, you would expect this story to be 
about chili, and while the chili is great, this little diner off 
a backstreet and out of site of the main stream has more 
to offer than just what's on the menu. Hospitality, cama- 
raderie and good stories told by honest, hard working 
people, the heart of what small towns are all about, are 
priceless commodities, and at Susie's, like ketchup with 
your fries, and vinegar with your ham and beans, they 
come with the meal. jiijj 




At this little diner, eating quietly, and remaining a stranger are not allowed. 



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Story and photos by John Morris 



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"Don't Do Harvest Without Me" 



Set during the Korean War, Markley's play focuses on the 
homefront in the early 1950s. Directed by Butler's Phil Speary, 
The Supper Table featured Jay Wallace as Mr. Hammerschmidt, 
and Dawn DeProspo as Mrs. Hammerschmidt. T.J. Perry por- 
trayed Buddy and Jeff Gilmore was Frank. Beth Liming was 
Anne, John Sommerhauser was John, and Gabrielle McCully 
was Margie. Tom Watson was the scene and lighting designer; 
Cherice Henderson was the assistant director. Rachel Taylor 
was Paulette and David Conklin was Thomas. 





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Butler thespians 
tackle Joyce 
Markley s 

The 
Supper 

Table 




Photos by John Morris 



Featuring an eclectic array of local and 
regional bands, Aircheck '97 provided another day 
of fun in the sun, and outdid the previous year's 
effort. 

Sponsored by students in the Radio-TV and 
Film sequence of the Department of Mass 
Communications, Aircheck '97 raised almost $700, 
adviser Lance Hayes estimates, money that will be 
used to offset operating expenses in radio and 
television operations. 

Students sold buttons and concessions to 
make the event a financial success. The bands that 
were featured ranged from heavy metal to reggae, 
electronic and a little country. 

"I had a real good time there," Wichita 
sophomore Haley Thomas says. "I was impressed 
with the quality of the bands, plus I caught some 
rays at the same time." 





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Photos by John Morris 




It's not a "satellite" anymore 




As students attending the "main" Butler campus in El dora- 
do, it's tempting to take the view of early astronomers who felt that 
the earth was the center of the universe. 

But don't try to pass this view on to Butler students on the 
Andover campus. Located in conjunction with Andover High School, 
traditional and non-traditional students attend day, night and week- 
end classes in the relatively new facility. The Andover center is 
equipped with computer labs, a library, bookstore, a spacious inde- 
pendent study room, complete advisory and office staff, and what 
appears to this student to be an energetic and professional teaching 
staff. 

With an enrollment that nearly rivals the El Dorado campus, 
Andover 's is the largest off-campus facility in the college's six-county 
service area, and is viewed by many full-time students as the real 
deal. 

A limited number of copies of The Lantern, the college news- 
paper, reach these students and the student newspaper is sometimes 
the only direct tie that students in Andover have to El Dorado. 

"I will graduate next semester," Wichita sophomore Rodney 
Myerson explains. "I've taken all my classes in Andover. I've never 
been to El Dorado once in all my life. Everything I needed was 
offered here." 




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"I've taken all my 
classes in Andover. I've 
never been to El Dorado 
once in all my life. 
Everything I needed was 
offered here. 



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On the opposite page, top left: Butler biology instructor Steve Yuza 
shares the wonders of the insect world with sophomores Christi 
Miner and Julie Searl, both from Wichita. Opposite, bottom photo: 
A packed parking lot is a familiar sight in Andover. Above, 
thousands of Butler students pass through the busy front doors 
each week, and in the picture on the immediate left, Yuza and 
Wichita sophomore Amii Roper gather wildflowers and fauna 
as part of their fieldwork in waist-high grasses. 
Story and photos by John Morris 

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Nursing students find competition at every turn 

atience, persistence, and dedication are necessary virtues for any student choosing to major in nursing at 

Butler. Currently, approximately 800 students with declared majors in nursing must have those virtues. 

Many students at Butler will wait in line, sometimes years, for the opportunity to be admitted to the 

Nursing program. 

Each semester, approximately 160 students apply for admissions to the Nursing program. Only 40 of those will be 
admitted, leaving many wondering why enroll- 





Alycia Gellrich hits the books prior to final exams last semester. 



ment numbers aren't increased to allow them in. 

Why such limited enrollment, especially with 
such vast numbers having an interest in the pro- 
gram? Wouldn't an increase stimulate growth for 
Butler? 

Current guidelines established by the Kansas 
State Board of Nursing allow a limited number of 
students to be admitted to the program each 
semester. Those guidelines are based on three 
main factors: the student-to-faculty ratio, avail- 
ability to clinical facilities, and how many people 
the labs can accommodate. As it stands now, 
Butler is allowed to admit 40 students per semester. Of the three main factors, Butler is held back on increasing class 
sizes due to the lack of clinical facilities, according to Roberta Detmer, a secretary in the Nursing department. 

"Butler competes with Kansas Newman's Nursing program, Wichita State's Nursing program, Southwestern's 
Nursing program, and even some of Hutchinson's Nursing program, for clinical facilities," said Detmer. "All of those 
schools go to Wichita for their clinical facilities and that leaves very little space for more students." 

If a change in the market comes and Butler is allowed to admit more people into the program it would require the 
construction of new facilities to serve increased enrollment. When changes in the market do occur, Butler and other col- 
leges with high demands for Nursing, will request an increase in the numbers allowed into the program, said dean of 
Nursing, Pat Bayles. 

"Right now we are trying to maintain quality, yet not flood the market," Bayles said. 

As it is, Butler has a good program which enables students to receive the training necessary to pass the NCLEX-RN 
(state board license) exam. In the last five years at Butler, 87 percent of the students entering the program have remained 
in it. Of that number, 94 percent have successfully passed the licensing exam, said Bayles. 

There could be many requirements to enter a program as competitive as the nursing program. However, only one 
J -* e %j-nzZAy factor is taken into consideration when the applications for admittance are 




Nursing instructor Toni Thress confers with Lisa Karam, the Butler nursing 
student photographed on the cover, during clinical instruction. 



looked at, that is the grade point 
average of the applicant in the three 
pre-requisites, Anatomy and 
Physiology (A & P), English Comp. 
1, and General Psychology. 

"A & P has to be the hardest class 
I'll ever take. It takes so much time 
outside the classroom that you don't 
have time for anything else," said 
Kathy Wilson, Butler student. 

She also recommended that any 
student taking this class should con- 
sider taking it as their only class in a 
semester if possible, due to the 
amount of time the classwork takes. 

Some classes are so demanding, in fact, that many students not receiving an A grade often retake the class in the 
hopes of improving their grade and their GPA. Even after retaking a class, some students still fail to achieve their 
desired GPA. Fortunately, students with less than perfect GPAs can still get into the program. Students who were admit- 
ted to the January '97 class had GPA's as low as 3.5, said Bayles. 

Due to the difficulty of the classes, some students are forced to consider other options. For some, a change of degree 
is chosen. For others, financial aid problems due to low grades compels them to consider taking a semester off from 
school. Some even consider trying for admissions to the nursing programs of other colleges and universities. 

For those who are admitted into the 
program, there are a variety of choices as 
to what direction they wish their educa- 
tion to take them. Approximately 62 per- 
cent of Butler students will continue their 
education and go on to receive their 
bachelor's in nursing. Some will continue 
on until they receive a masters degree in 
nursing, said Bayles. 

For a two-year degree, a student must 
successfully pass 35 credit hours of nurs- 
ing training. For a four-year degree, a stu- 
dent must successfully pass at least 50 

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Many students feel a two-year nursing degree will allow them to enter the 
work force quicker, although a four-year program provides more options. 



credit hours of training. For a masters 
degree, you have to specialize in one 
department. The more education a stu- 
dent receives, the more diversified the 
choices within the career field. 

"I chose to go to another college after 
obtaining the requirements at Butler," 
said Randi Harvey, a former Butler stu- 
dent. "I felt that a four-year degree gave 
me more choices when it came to finding 
a job." 

For some, the expedience of a two- 
year degree is more suitable than that of 
a four-year degree. Many students in 
Butler's program are "non-traditional" 
students with many outside factors con- 
tributing to their decision to attend a 
two-year program. The structure of pro- 
grams such as Butler's can be more 
accommodating to these particular stu- 
dents. A two-year degree allows them to 
become employable in a shorter amount 
of time. 

"I didn't want to be in school forever," 
said David Barker, a Butler nursing grad- 
uate. "I wanted to get the training over 
with so I could get a job doing what I 
always dreamed of doing." 

Finding a job upon completion of 
one's education finalizes a goal for many. 
For graduates of Butler's Nursing pro- 
gram, it is just the start. • ( 5J* 




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Story by Karyn D. Haines, Photos by John Morris 



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Football forecast: partly cloudy 



Butler football has faced many obstacles in the 1997 sea- 
son. It has been a season full of surprises. The team's hopes of 
being undefeated rolled right out of its hands. 

The Grizzlies faced Kemper Military Academy for their 
opening game and fell 27-10. Butler came back the next week 
and defeated the Independence Pirates 24-6 in its first home 
game. A tough task followed when the Grizzlies came head to 
head with, at the time, Number One nationally ranked 
Coffeyville. The Red Ravens controlled the game and won 35-7. 

"We knew they were a good team and would be tough 
to beat," Head football coach James Shibest says. "But I do not 
go into any game thinking we cannot win it." 

Butler rival Hutchinson strutted its stuff in Grizzly terri- 
tory with a 17-7 victory. The Grizzlies stomped Fort Scott 30-17 
for their second win of the season. 

Butler faced Garden City, the number two-ranked junior 
college in the nation in early October. "It will be a challenge, but 
if we have the opportunity to get the ball rolling, the confidence 
will follow," Shibest says. 

Shibest predicted in the beginning of the year that the 
guys would have a shot at the championship. Things have not 
gone as well as planned, but he still believes if they keep 
improving, they will be at the top of the conference. 




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Running back Dale Shireman finds an opening in the 
defense and heads up the field for a Grizzly first down. 




Grizzly defenders wrap up an Independence running back, bringing him down after a short gain. Butler won 24-6. 

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Grizzly quarterback Carl Nesmith tries to get rid of the 

football before being sacked by the Independence 

defense. Nesmith threw for 46 yards and rushed for 38 

yards in the Grizzlies victory. 



Defensive lineman Bobby Pressley tries to hold onto the Independence 
quarterback after he forced him to fumble the ball. Pressley was a 
member of the 1996 Grizzlies team that earned a birth in the Valley of 
the Sun Bowl and finished the season ranked 12th in the nation. 





Running back Bruce Gray eludes the Fort Scott defense after catching a short pass from quarterback Carl Nesmith. 
Story by Amy Train, photos by Justin Hayworth and Mike Shepherd _,- — ^ . - 



Some Kansans 



Most Kansans have a special place in their hearts for 
the great Kansas Get-Together, whether it was their 
earliest memories as a tot wandering around the 
seemingly endless fairgrounds, or looking at the ani- 
mals and riding rides. It could be a memory of that first concert they 
ever went to as a teenager, chowing down on a Pronto Pup, or meet- 
ing a famous Kansas politician. 

Chances are good, however, that those memories will last a life- 
time. 

Some of the highlights of the Grandstand entertainment consisted 
of Bryan White and Patty Loveless, Robbie Knevil jumping 25 cars 
on his motorcycle, and the rodeo and 
concert by Riders in the Sky. 

If the Grandstand wasn't your kind 
of place you could walk around and 
look at all of the 4-H exhibits, or stroll 
down through the rows of food ven- 
dors. No matter what your style or 
taste you could find it at the Kansas 
State Fair. 





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Photos by Justin Hayworth, Chris Lawrie and John Morris 



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Butler Sports excelled in '96 



GOLF. ..For the first time since 1989, the golf team won the Jayhawk 
Conference, posting five first places, two second places and a fourth place 
finish in the eight conference tournaments. On top of that, four of the team's 
five members finished in the top 10 of the conference. Eddy Morrisey, 
Pleasanton freshman, finished first in the conference; Josh 
Cook, Augusta freshman, finished fourth 
in the conference. Both earned first M '■'!'- * ' ' • < • V" 

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Eddy Morrisey finished in first 

place in last year's Jayhawk 

Conference Tournament and is 

back looking to repeat. 



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team All-Conference honors. Blake 

Graham, Wichita freshman, finished eighth in the conference and Nathan 

Thurman, Augusta freshman, finished 10th in the conference, and both of 

them received second team All-Conference honors. 

After the Grizzlies won the conference, they advanced on to the District 

III Tournament in North Platte, Neb., where they placed second and quali- 
fied for the National Tournament. Two golfers earned first team All- 
District honors, Chris Brungardt, Hays freshman, who finished third, and 
Morrisey finished fifth. 

Heading into the National tournament the Grizzlies were ranked 11th 
in the NJCAA National Golf Poll. "I was real happy with the season," 
head coach Felix Adams said. 

Adams has been the Grizzly golf coach for 18 years, and in those 18 
years the Grizzlies have won more conference titles, seven, and had more 
individual conference champions, seven, than any other school in the con- 
ference. All of Adams golfers from the 1996 team will return next season. 



SOFTBALL. ..The Lady Grizzly softball team finished it's regular 
season with an overall record of 24-20 and a conference record of 16-16, 
which was good enough for fifth place in the West division of the 
Jayhawk Conference. 

"It was a roller-coaster year," head coach Shane Steinkamp said. "We'd 
win seven and then we'd lose six. Then we'd win five and lose four. We 
faced a lot of adversity but it was a good learning experience for the 
girls." 

Becca Wolfe, Topeka sophomore, Darcy Dennis, Topeka sophomore, 




Amanda Reed winds up before pitching. 



24 The Grizzly 




Angie Little, Wichita sophomore, and Nicky Watson, Wichita sophomore, were the only returnees from the 1996 Lady 
Grizzlies team. 

"We did a lot of shuffling around with 
players this year," said Steinkamp. "We did 
accomplish some good things, and we still 
have a lot of good things in front us with a 
young team." 

BASEBALL. ..Despite losing their top 
three pitchers before Christmas, the Grizzly 
baseball team posted a 36-17 overall record 
and a 26-6 conference record, to tie for first 
place in the West division of the Jayhawk 
Conference. They tied with Seward County 
who also posted a 26-6 conference record. 

Jason Rawie, Olathe freshman, led the Grizzlies with a freshman single season record of 18 home runs and a new 
school single season record, 81 RBIs. Rawie was not the lone record breaker on the team. Jeff Fraize, Olathe sophomore 
wouldn't have minded not breaking the record for the highest number of times being hit by a pitch, 14. 

According to assistant coach Trent Nesmith, the team's success was due to the good team defense, team strength and 

their great work ethic. 

"It was a pleasant surprise finishing tied for first place, considering at the 
beginning the season we were picked to finish sixth," Nesmith said. 

The Grizzlies top two replacement pitchers were Tim Johnson, Salina 
sophomore and Chad Tribe, Houston freshman, who both posted 5-2 
records. Going into the conference tournament the Grizzlies were the num- 
ber two seed. 



TRACK ...The outdoor track season was filled with record breaking 
times. The Men's Grizzly track runners broke six school records. Melvin 
Lister, Leavenworth freshman, set the new school record in the 200 meters 
with a time of 19.9, seconds knocking off more than half a second off the old 
mark of 20.60 set by Bryant Williams in 1990. Julius Wanjuri, Kenya sopho- 
more, who broke the 8K cross country school record in the fall, also broke 
both the 1500 meter and the 5000 meter school records. Wanjuri ran a 3:47.34 
in the 1500 meters and 14:23.54 in the 5000 meters. Noah La gat, Kenya fresh- 
man, broke the school record in 







Running the 800 meters in the distance 
medley relay, Darren McVean comes 
into the home stretch with the lead. 



the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 8:55.20, while capturing first place at the Kansas Relays. The other two school 
records to fall were in relay events. The distance medley relay and the 4 x mile relay. The distance medley relay team 
consisting of Michael Kariuki, Kenya sophomore, Darren McVean, Australia sophomore, Lister, and Wanjuri combined 
for a time 9:56.87. That relay team also won the University 
Division at the Kansas Relays. The 4 x mile relay consisted 
of Lagat, Kariuki, Wanjuri, and Colin Jones, Wales fresh- 
man, combined for a time of 16:55.55, also winning the 
University Division at the Kansas Relays. In that relay, 
Butler outran both Kansas State University, the University 
of Kansas, and the US Naval Academy to claim their victo- 
ry. 

To put in perspective some of the individual accomplish- 
ment of the 1996 runners, head coach Fred Torneden had 
this to say about Lister's new school record in the 200 
meters: 

"Olympic gold medalist and world record holder, Michael Johnson, opened his season at the Drake Relays with a 





Tyler Dreiling gets ready to hit the ball, in a game 
against Cowley County. 



26 The Grizzly 




Les Grahm is congratulated by Head Coach B.D. Parker as he 
rounds third base after hitting a home run. 



20.04 to win in Des Moines. Melvin ran ran it in 19.9 ." 

TenniS. ..The Men's and Women's Grizzly Tennis teams both finished last year's season tied for fifth place in 
Region VI. Three of the eight scholarship players on both teams are returning sophomores this year. They are, on the 
women's team: Lacy Canifield, Misty Nicholls and Lisa Wellner, and on the men's team: Todd Thelen, Andrew Wheeler 
and Chris Fry. 

"I'm looking forward to and depending on the doubles matches this year," head coach Denny Jaye said. 

Thelen and freshman Jason Ast make up the number one doubles team, while Wheller and freshman Allen Ledbetter 
make up the number two doubles team for the men. Nicholls and Canfield make up the women's number one doubles 
team, while freshmen Tricia Peterson and Michell Gies complete the women's number two doubles team. 

"The spring should be good this year the teams been making good progress and already looks better than some of the 
teams in the past at this point in the year," Jaye said. 




Stories and photos by Justin Hayworth 



The Grizzly 27 



1997 Spring 



It was standing room 

only in the gym on 

May 19 as 417 students 

gathered to receive 

their associate's degree. 

After all was said and 

done, 205 received 

science degrees, 120 in 

art, 65 in applied 

sciences and 27 in 

general studies. 

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graduation ceremony 

was a reception in 

front of the 600 

Building where family 

and friends extended 

congratulations to their 

graduates. 





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